10 Cooking Tips to Make Your Favorite Foods Healthier

Learn the EatingWell Test Kitchen's 10 best cooking tips for making healthier homemade meals.

Step inside the EatingWell Test Kitchen—picture four home kitchens in one room—and you’ll find us trying to solve problems. What problems?

We know you want recipes that satisfy your high standards of taste and health, but are easy and quick enough for a weeknight. So how do we do it? We turn to tricks and techniques we’ve learned over the past 10 years, some from the chefs and cookbook authors we work with, others developed through lots of trial and error, right here in our kitchen.

Some of our tastiest results include: comfort foods like mac & cheese and fried chicken that are light enough to eat every day, baked goods with more fiber but fewer calories and less fat, and even healthier ice creams. Our other challenge: we want to make sure that when you make our recipes you get the same great results. So we test our recipes repeatedly, using different equipment and several cooks. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’re sharing 10 of our best healthy cooking secrets. Use them in your own kitchen to create healthy recipe makeovers of your own. Download a FREE Cookbook with Healthier Comfort Food Recipes!

—Stacy Fraser, Test Kitchen Manager

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